MS Fram
11 days

Circumnavigating Iceland - The Land of Elves, Sagas and Volcanoes (Itinerary 2)

Price from
$ 7034
Breakfast, lunch and dinner included
MS Fram
11 days

Circumnavigating Iceland - The Land of Elves, Sagas and Volcanoes (Itinerary 2)

Price from
$ 7034
Breakfast, lunch and dinner included
  • Explore mystical Iceland – the land of fire and ice
  • Fascinating nature with waterfalls, volcanoes and glaciers side by side
  • A paradise for bird and whale watching
  • Circumnavigation of Iceland

Extraordinary and full of surprises, Iceland is an amazing natural and cultural destination. On this circumnavigation, you will encounter teeming wildlife, rich culture and welcoming people. Only Iceland offers surreal lava fields, bubbling hot springs, amazing Viking heritage and unmatched wildlife. Experience it all on our expedition cruise.

Circumnavigating Iceland - The Land of Elves, Sagas and Volcanoes (Itinerary 2)
  • Day 1
    Reykjavik - Embarkation

    Arriving in Iceland

    Many visitors find landing at Keflavik airport enchanting. The hub seems carved out of an arctic desert, with lava stones covered in moss and haunting mountains nearby. But just 45 minutes away, Reykjavík is a charming and vibrant modern city, offering top restaurants, interesting museums and quaint narrow streets.

    Day 1
    Reykjavik - Embarkation

    Arriving in Iceland

  • Day 2
    Stykkishólmur - Full day

    Welcome to Sagaland

    Stykkishólmur has beautiful and well-preserved old houses in the town centre and is surrounded by wonderful scenery.  Enjoy exploring the town´s interesting museums or join optional excursions to the iconic sites of Snæfellsnes Penninsula, such as the Lóndrangar basalt cliffs or the black sandy beaches of Djúpalónssandur.

    • Included Stykkishólmur - Walking tour & visit to the Eider center
    Day 2
    Stykkishólmur - Full day

    Welcome to Sagaland

  • Day 3
    Patreksfjördur - Full day

    Patreksfjördur

    Patreksfjördur is a charming settlement on the west coast of Iceland with around 660 inhabitants. The picturesque fjord offers scenic hiking trails if conditions allow. Patreksfjördur is also close to the spectacular waterfall of Dynjandi and to Látrabjarg, a renowned site for birdwatching.

    • Included Patreksfjördur - Stroll through the most western village of Europe
    Day 3
    Patreksfjördur - Full day

    Patreksfjördur

  • Day 4
    Northwest Iceland - Exploration Day

    Northwest Iceland

    Our experienced captain will plan a day exploring the stunning fjords of northwest Iceland.

    Conditions will determine the final program and activity for the day. We might visit a small settlement, take you on hikes or launch our kayaks.

    Day 4
    Northwest Iceland - Exploration Day

    Northwest Iceland

  • Day 5
    Djupavik - Full day

    Remote Ruins and Natural Beauty

    In 1917 Elías Stefánsson settled down in Djupavik  and built a herring salting factory. Today you can still see the remains of the factory as well as only seven houses and a hotel here. We will explore the landing site, and the beautiful natural scenery surrounding it.

    Day 5
    Djupavik - Full day

    Remote Ruins and Natural Beauty

  • Day 6
    Akureyri - Full day

    Northern Centre

    Lively Akureyri is famous for its botanical gardens and pretty traffic lights. This is the most populous community outside Reykjavík, and serves as the centre of trade, culture and services for the north of Iceland. Akureyri is close to many of Iceland’s most renowned natural treasures, such as Lake Mývatn and Goðafoss waterfall. 

    • Included Akureyri - Town Walk & Botanical Garden
    Day 6
    Akureyri - Full day

    Northern Centre

  • Day 7
    Grimsey Island & Husavik - Overnight stay - Full day

    Step Across the Arctic Circle

    We will use our tender boats to reach this green and grassy island. Grimsey is probably best known for its proximity to the Arctic Circle, which cuts across the island. You can have the chance to step across that line, North to South. During the afternoon we sail towards Husavik, where we will arrive in the evening and stay overnight.

    • Included Grimsey Island - Arctic circle crossing ceremony
    Day 7
    Grimsey Island & Husavik - Overnight stay - Full day

    Step Across the Arctic Circle

  • Day 8
    Husavik & Langanes Peninsula

    Whales and Birds

    Húsavík is renowned for its whale watching and has several interesting museums, including of course, a Whale Museum. In the evening we will sail past the scenic Laganes Peninsula. 

    • Included Husavik - Whale museum visit
    Day 8
    Husavik & Langanes Peninsula

    Whales and Birds

  • Day 9
    Bakkagerdi - Full day

    The Land of the Elves

    Bakkagerdi is the main settlement in Borgarfjörður. This area is known for its natural beauty and is `the land of the elves´. Puffin colonies abound in the fjord, making this a popular place for birdwatching. Bakkagerdi is off the typical tourist track, and offers peace, quiet and lovely views.

    • Included Bakkagerdi - Puffin Colony visit
    Day 9
    Bakkagerdi - Full day

    The Land of the Elves

  • Day 10
    Heimaey - Full day

    Iceland`s Pompeii

    Heimaey, or “Home Island” welcomes us for our visit.  The harbour has a very narrow entrance, caused by a volcanic eruption in 1973. Most of the island has steep cliffs, is well-vegetated and provides a habitat for countless birds, including the charming puffin.

    • Included Heimaey - Fun and lively walk over the lava with a local
    Day 10
    Heimaey - Full day

    Iceland`s Pompeii

  • Day 11
    Reykjavik

    The End of the Adventure

    Our voyage of discovery and adventure ends in Reykjavik. If you have the time, we recommend you stay a few extra days to explore fascinating Reykjavik.

    Day 11
    Reykjavik

    The End of the Adventure

Departures

  • 2021
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18 July 2021
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What's included

Included in your voyage

Expedition Cruise 

  • Expedition cruise in a cabin of your choice 
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner including beverages (house beer and wine, sodas, and mineral water) in restaurants Aune 
  • À la carte restaurant Lindstrøm included for suite guests 
  • Complimentary tea and coffee 
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi on board. Be aware that we sail in remote areas with limited connection. Streaming is not supported. 
  • Complimentary reusable water bottle to use at water refill stations on board 
  • English-speaking Expedition Team who organise and accompany activities on board and ashore 
  • Range of included excursions 

Onboard Activities 

  • Experts on the Expedition Team deliver in-depth lectures on a variety of topics 
  • Use of the ship’s Science Center which has an extensive library and advanced biological and geological microscopes 
  • Citizen Science program allows guests to assist with live scientific research
  • Professional onboard photographer gives top tips and tricks for the best landscape and wildlife photos
  • Use of the ship’shot tubs, panoramic sauna, indoor gyms 
  • Informal gatherings with the crew such as daily recaps and preparation for the day to come

Landing Activities 

  • Escorted landingswith small expedition boats while in Iceland 
  • Loan of boots, trekking poles, and all equipment for activities
  • Complimentary wind and water-resistant expedition jacket
  • Expedition Photographers help with your camera settings before landings 

Not included in your voyage

  • International flights  
  • Travel insurance 
  • Luggage handling 
  • Optional shore excursions with our local partners 
  • Optional small-group activities with our Expedition Team   
  • Optional treatments in the wellness and spa area

Notes

  • All planned activities are subject to weather and ice conditions 
  • Excursions and activities are subject to change  
  • Please ensure you meet all visa entry requirements
  • No gratuities expected 
MS Fram in Greenland
Photo: Stian Klo
MS Fram in Antarctica
Photo: Sandra Walser

Your ship

MS Fram

Year built 2007
Year of refurbishment 2020
Shipyard Fincantieri, Italy
Passenger capacity 318 (200 in Antarctica)
Beds 276
Car capacity 0
Gross tonnage 11 647 T
Length 114 m
Beam 20.2 m
Speed 13 knots
MS Fram in Greenland
Photo: Stian Klo

The original Fram was the most famous explorer ship of its time, and the achievements of her expeditions are unparalleled. MS Fram brings on the heritage of the original Fram, using the most advanced technology to make her exceptionally well suited for expedition voyages in Polar Regions.

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Icebergs – one of many favorite photo motives when on an expedition with MS Fram
Photo: Tomas Mauch
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